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The Kama Sutra of Vatsayayana

By Burton, Richard Francis, Sir

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Preface: IN the literature of all countries there will be found a certain number of works treating especially of love. Everywhere the subject is dealt with differently, and from various points of view. In the present publication it is proposed to give a complete translation of what is considered the standard work on love in Sanscrit literature, and which is called the ?Vatsyayana Kama Sutra?, or Aphorisms on Love, by Vatsyayana. While the introduction will deal with the evidence concerning the date of the writing, and the commentaries written upon it, the chapters following the introduction will give a translation of the work itself. It is, however, advisable to furnish here a brief analysis of works of the same nature, prepared by authors who lived and wrote years after Vatsyayana had passed away, but who still considered him as the great authority, and always quoted him as the chief guide to Hindoo erotic literature.

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Table of Contents: The Kama Sutra of Vatsayayana, 1 -- translation by Sir Richard Burton, 1 -- Preface, 2 -- PART I, 7 -- Chapter I. Introduction, 7 -- Chapter II. ON THE ACQUISITION OF DHARMA, ARTHA AND KAMA, 8 -- Chapter III. ON THE ARTS AND SCIENCES TO BE STUDIED, 11 -- Chapter IV. THE LIFE OF A CITIZEN, 14 -- Chapter V. ABOUT THE KINDS OF WOMEN RESORTED TO BY THE CITIZENS, -- AND OF FRIENDS AND MESSENGERS, 18 -- PART II, 21 -- Chapter I. KINDS OF SEXUAL UNION ACCORDING TO DIMENSIONS, FORCE OF -- DESIRE OR PASSION, TIME, 21 -- Chapter II. OF THE EMBRACE, 25 -- Chapter III. ON KISSING, 27 -- Chapter IV. ON PRESSING, OR MARKING, OR SCRATCHING WITH THE NAILS, 29 -- Chapter V. ON BITING, AND THE MEANS TO BE EMPLOYED WITH REGARD TO -- WOMEN OF DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, 31 -- Chapter VI. OF THE DIFFERENT WAYS OF LYING DOWN, AND VARIOUS KINDS -- OF CONGRESS, 34 -- Chapter VII. OF THE VARIOUS MODES OF STRIKING, AND OF THE SOUNDS -- APPROPRIATE TO THEM, 36 -- Chapter VIII. ABOUT WOMEN ACTING THE PART OF A MAN; AND OF THE WORK -- OF A MAN, 38 -- Chapter IX. OF THE AUPARISHTAKA OR MOUTH CONGRESS, 40 -- Chapter X. OF THE WAY HOW TO BEGIN AND HOW TO END THE CONGRESS. -- DIFFERENT KINDS OF CONGRESS AND LOVE QUARRELS, 42 -- PART III, 44 -- Chapter I. ON MARRIAGE, 45 -- Chapter II. OF CREATING CONFIDENCE IN THE GIRL, 47 -- Chapter III. ON COURTSHIP, AND THE MANIFESTATION OF THE FEELINGS BY -- OUTWARD SIGNS AND DEEDS, 48 -- Chapter IV. ABOUT THINGS TO BE DONE ONLY BY THE MAN, AND THE -- ACQUISITION OF THE GIRL THEREBY. ALSO WHAT IS TO BE DONE BY A GIRL TO -- GAIN OVER A MAN, AND SUBJECT HIM TO HER, 50 -- Chapter V. ON CERTAIN FORMS OF MARRIAGE1, 52 -- PART IV, 54 -- Chapter I. ON THE MANNER OF LIVING OF A VIRTUOUS WOMAN, AND OF HER -- BEHAVIOUR DURING THE ABSENCE OF HER HUSBAND, 54 -- PART V, 57 -- Chapter I. OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MEN AND WOMEN. THE REASONS -- WHY WOMEN REJECT THE ADDRESSES OF MEN. ABOUT MEN WHO HAVE -- SUCCESS WITH WOMEN, AND ABOUT WOMEN WHO ARE EASILY GAINED OVER, 57 -- Chapter II. ABOUT MAKING ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE WOMAN, AND OF THE -- EFFORTS TO GAIN HER OVER, 60 -- Chapter III. EXAMINATION OF THE STATE OF A WOMAN'S MIND, 61 -- Chapter IV. ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF A GO?BETWEEN, 63 -- Chapter V. ABOUT THE LOVE OF PERSONS IN AUTHORITY FOR THE WIVES OF

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Title: The Kama Sutra of Vatsayayana  
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